AN ARDROSSAN teen battling a rare form of cancer is determined to help others going through the same ordeal.

Georgie Hyslop is only 15 years old - but her life has been turned upside down of late.

Earlier this year Georgie had to go to school at Ardrossan Academy on crutches after what was initially thought to be a stress fracture in one of her bones.

But doctors realised her fracture wasn’t healing, and sent her for MRI and CT scans - which returned some heartbreaking news.

In early December, the Ardrossan teen was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Ewing sarcoma, which  occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around them.

Since then Georgie - who works as a paper girl delivering the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, a job her sister Megan is currently covering - is going through chemo, with her "whole world turned upside down".

However, as she goes through this the brave teenage has not let it get her down.

Her mum Lynn explained: "Georgie's first thought was to help others if they have to go through this horrible disease."

The 15-year-old has now started a fundraising page aimed at supporting three causes which have offered her support.

The teen and her family have set up a JustGiving page - available at - in a bid to raise cash for some more than worthwhile causes.

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The money raised will be donated to the Schiehallion Ward at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, where Georgie is currently being treated.

Funds will also be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust and Marion's House - a charity that helps children, young people and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.

They are all causes close to Georgie's heart thanks to the "amazing support" they have offered so far.

The teen's fundraising page was only launched on Thursday, December 28, and within less than 24 hours it had attracted donations of nearly £6,000.

Georgie's mum Lynn said they "can't believe" the support the family have had already - particularly given Christmas was only a few days ago.

Among those who have shown some outstanding generosity so far are pupils from Georgie's old school, Stanley Primary, as well as friends and members of the public.

And there is plenty more still to come with Georgie and her family planning to hold a number of fundraising events in the near future.

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The first of those will see Georgie, her dad, and some of his friends shave their hair off to raise more money for Georgie's chosen causes.

Anyone interested in making a donation can visit